I installed 4 Blizaks that are 175/55-14. The standard tire is 185/55-14. The speedometer is now off by two miles an hour. If I am doing 35 it is really 33 MPH. The automatic transmission is also shifting differently. It takes longer to shift at 40 MPH but my real concern is a hard downshift which I believe is into 2 gear. Can I damage the transmission by leaving these tires on? To add to the confusing, rigth after I installed the tires the alternator failed and the car died when I stopped at a light. There was a big thud as I was getting on the freeway and it felt like the transmission. I thought it was the alternator because the car died a short time later. I don't want to buy new tires if it will not fix the problem.
Thank you in advance for your help.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 10:41 PM